Decatur Daily has reported that a Danville man was killed while riding a tractor after a tractor-trailer truck struck him.
Details about the Tractor Accident
The victim, who has been identified as James David McAbee, was driving a John Deere tractor when an International tractor-trailer truck hit him. The accident occurred on Alabama 157 in Cullman County on Wednesday morning. McAbee was pronounced dead at the scene.
Important Information About Accidents Involving Large Trucks
All information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- In 2013, there were a total of 3,964 people who were killed in accidents with large trucks.
- During the same year, 79 percent of large truck accidents occurred on weekdays. Of those weekday large-truck fatal crashes, 73 percent occurred during the daytime hours.
- Additionally, an estimated 95,000 people were injured during 2013 due to large truck accidents.